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A Home for the Holidays – Start Now and Enjoy Your New Home Next Year

Sleigh bells are ringing and we’re decking the halls, so no one is really thinking much about doing anything but celebrating the holidays right now.  But, we would like to remind you that if you are looking at a new home at the Jersey Shore, now is a great time to thing about it.  One…

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How Your Custom Home Builder Can Help

Building a new home can be stressful during normal circumstances; however, rebuilding your home after an event like Superstorm Sandy can seem like a nearly impossible task.  There is so much happening all around, from changes in codes and regulations to long waiting times for township inspections.  Who does a homeowner turn to in these…

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Inspiring Design Features for Your Custom Beach Home

Now that the colder weather has officially arrived, it’s time to think about NEXT summer!  But don’t think about it because you’re cold and it’s snowy outside while you long for the warmth of the summer sun.  Think about starting your custom vacation home here at the New Jersey shore.  Now is the time to…

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On the Bay or on The Beach – Where to Build Your Custom Home

The lifestyle along the bay can be much different than the sand and surf, so it’s important that you consider the way that you will be using your home, who your guests may be and what your plans are for the on season and off season before you decide on bay or beach for your…

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Interior Design and Finishes for Custom Homes at the Beach

Living by the beach is calming, serene, breezy, sunny and peaceful.  Chances are if you own a beach home, you love the beach and the water.  Sometimes it can be a bit overwhelming to design a beach home without being “too literal”.  We are going to break it down simply to help you bring the…

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Keeping the Cape Cod Feel In Elevated Jersey Shore Custom Homes

Home designs along the Jersey Shore can vary depending on what town or, should we say, “What Exit”, off the Garden State Parkway you are in.  A prevalent design in some areas, like Long Beach Island towns consist mainly of homes that are more traditional New England inspired designs with old, weathered cedar shakes and…

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How to Extend Your Summer Season

The summer season has officially ended at the Jersey shore; however that doesn’t mean it’s time to pack up and leave.  The weekends during the fall on Long Beach Island can be incredibly relaxing, and there are many ways to extend your season as the weather begins to cool down.  We have compiled a list…

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Beat the Heat – Water Features that Rock

The heat and humidity just keep coming here at the Jersey Shore, but nothing cools better than the feel of the salt water on your skin and the ocean breezes through your hair.  Not only can water features provide that cooling affect for hot summer weather, but they can add beauty and tranquility to you…

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Why Neighbors Matter When Rebuilding on LBI

Now that the Sandy dust is starting to settle and existing homeowners are deciding whether to keep or sell their storm damaged homes on Long Beach Island or the lots that remain after homes have been demolished, there can be some pretty good deals on properties in Long Beach Township and a few other towns…

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A Day at the Shore in Your New Custom Home on LBI

During the nice weather seasons many of us enjoy being outdoors and soaking up the sun and fun that the Jersey Shore offers.  Particularly, during the summer it’s customary to have friends and families over for BBQs and gatherings, and there’s no better way to enjoy the sun, surf and sand than in your own…

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Products We Love for Beach Homes

Building homes along the Jersey Shore can present many different obstacles than when you are building inland.  From the weather to the salt and sand, homes along the water need to be built with products and materials that can stand the test of time and environment.  If you are planning to build your custom home…

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Custom Home Builders – Deconstructed

When it comes to choosing a new home builder to build your custom home, there are many qualities that are important to the overall success of your building project.  If you don’t thoroughly research the company you are doing business with, your dream home may not materialize the way you envisioned.  Finding the right home…

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Summer is Alive on Long Beach Island

Have you ever wondered how Long Beach Island got its name?  Due to its 18 mile length of white sandy beaches, the Island has been called Long Beach since the early days of European exploration.  If you suffer from allergies Long Beach Island in Ocean County, New Jersey is the perfect place for relief.  Because…

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Nothing is Better Than Summer at the NJ Shore

Beautiful beach views from this home under construction For all of the news stories and articles that have been published this week about how the Jersey Shore is open for business and President Obama’s visit and tour, it’s clear that there is still a love affair with vacationing at our beautiful beaches, even after superstorm…

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Rebuild Your Jersey Shore Home Now

With many residents along the Long Beach Island and NJ Shore Mainland areas beginning to rebuild after the destruction superstorm Sandy left, it’s important that homeowners who need help rebuilding their homes not be overwhelmed with the conflicting information and changes to requirements and recommendations from FEMA.  Stonehenge Building & Development is here to help.…